Domaine Marquis Ravardel Ch芒teauneuf du Pape 2011

I didn’t spend a lot of time analysing this wine, finding it eminently gluggable at a barbeque with friends. 聽It’s a budget Ch芒teauneuf-du-Pape that has aromatics of anise, plum and bitter almond. 聽The palate has chunky tannins and flavours reminding of plums, with the fruit a little extracted. 聽The wine achieves balance and an easyContinue reading “Domaine Marquis Ravardel Ch芒teauneuf du Pape 2011”

Chateau de S茅gries Tavel 2011

It’s taken me a while to taste a “Tavel”, one of France’s most famous ros茅 appellations, but here it is. 聽Funnily enough, this wine squarely reminds of a Turkey Flat ros茅 (also made from grenache), which is one of Australia’s best wines of this style, certainly in my humble opinion. 聽The wine has youthful aromaticsContinue reading “Chateau de S茅gries Tavel 2011”

A natural wine dinner, naturally

I attended earlier this week a natural wines dinner hosted by well known Australian wine writer Max Allen at the genial Montague Hotel in South Melbourne. 聽The food and wines were good, and so worth mentioning, as well as the underlying premise of the evening – a practical debate on the merits of natural winesContinue reading “A natural wine dinner, naturally”